Adjusting to the 12WBT mindset requires a lot of persistence and a little bit of…ingenuity. You’re going to be transforming every aspect of your life, from the food you eat to the time you set your alarm. It’s not easy.
We asked the winners of our December End of Round Awards – who all smashed their goals – on the quirky tricks they used to make the journey not only enjoyable, but very personal!
“I would always take the time to enjoy my treat meal. I incorporated dark chocolate regularly and enjoyed every bite. Plan your calories for snacks carefully and allow yourself to find healthy alternatives. I also found using Instagram as a visual diary was highly motivating and kept me accountable.”
“My tip was to let everyone around me know that I was doing the program. This held me accountable to the peers in my life and allowed them to understand why I chose green tea instead of a coffee. Everyone asks ‘how’s Michelle going?’ in relation to how the program’s going, and it’s been great.”
“Buy something for each week that you felt you have done well. When you feel something is too small – BIN IT! You will never be that size again… and buy good clothes, the best you can. If it feels great, you wear it!
“I push through the procrastination and I get it done! Because you know after you’ve done that workout you’re going to feel incredible and so glad that you did it!”
“I found a snack that’s healthy that cures my sweet cravings!”
“I talk to my cats during my workouts! It keeps me going, they are my cheerleaders! A few times I have had them try to join in with me when I’m stretching, well not joining in, but trying to sit on me!”
“I have a special treat of healthier, low-calorie coconut-based ice cream that is 30km away from me at the beach. Once a week (maybe twice if it’s a super stressful week) I drive in and treat myself to an ice cream and a walk along the beaches and hills. This helps me keep in check for the rest of the week.”
“When I first started I decided to ditch the super large pasta bowls that encouraged larger portions and presented my meals on smaller dishes. I [also] always have some strawberries on hand; they make the perfect quick and easy snack with a bit of a sweet kick – and they’re easy on the calories.”
“I took everyone’s advice and got involved in delicious herbal teas. I recommend making a ceremony of it. If I feel like mindless snacking I make a pot of tea (I have a few adorable tea pots) and take it to the table to drink. Also, I have two outfits that I wear when I do the workout videos. I don’t wear them for anything else. So when the grey shorts and blue crop top are on, it’s go time!”
“I make herbal or fruit teas with some sparkling water to make it look like I am having a fancy drink. Who needs cola or sugary juices when I can have these guilt-free ‘fancy’ teas!”
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